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Port Investment Supports Youth Development Role 03/11/2014
The Port of Cromarty Firth has announced an annual £10,000 funding for the Ross Sutherland Rugby club.  The funding helps secure the Club’s Youth Development role for 2015 and the commitment is in place for the next 3 years.

The Ross and Sutherland Rugby club development coaches play a vital outreach role by visiting 65 primary and secondary schools throughout Ross-shire and Sutherland, delivering Rugby skills training to students who may otherwise not have had exposure to the sport.

CEO for the Port of Cromarty Firth, Bob Buskie, said “The Port is delighted to support the efforts of the Ross Sutherland Rugby Club development coaches.  The life skills, such as team working, that are learnt through a sport such as Rugby are transferable to the workplace. 

Bob continues “I believe it is vital that we reinvest surplus made by the Port operationally into developing the skills of our young today, so that they can enter the employment world in a much stronger position tomorrow.”

Andy Mackay, 19, from Alness, is one of the Development Coaches employed by Ross Sutherland Rugby Club.  He comments “I’ve just taken up the role of Development Coach with the club.  I’ve been involved with Rugby from a young age and it changed everything for me.  It gave me more confidence and it’s great to be a part of a team.”

Andy Mohun, Club President for Ross Sutherland Rugby Club adds “The funding offered by the Port of Cromarty Firth helps us commit for the next 3 years to our programme of Rugby skills development in schools throughout Ross-shire and Sutherland.  Some children may play rugby for the rest of their lives and some may not, but creating opportunity and experience benefits everyone in their future lives.”
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